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The Archaeological museum (Iraklion)
The Archaeological museum is currently closed for refurbishment but there is a temporary exhibition just around the corner (Admission €4 ) with about 400 exhibits in it including all the main ones that were found in the Ancient Minoan and Roman sites on Crete. You are allowed to take photos but they are very strict on the no flash rule.
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Archealogical museum of Heraklion
Ah this was a treat. I was very interested when our guide from Knossos told us that human skeletons were found in large jars in the embrionic position. This was a minoan belief that their dead would be reborn. In the museum on display is such an exhibit. The genuine Phaestos disc, the ring of King Minos and countless other priceless treasures are also on show. When in Crete the museums and the Minoan sites are not to be missed! As we did not want to upset or offend we did not take photographs inside the museum.
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Archeological Museum - Heraklion
The archeological museum in Heraklion is widely regarded as the best on the island and one of the best Minoan museums in all the world. It's actually not as big or impressive as I had expected given all the hype it receives, but it is absolutely worth your time. Even if you go through it slowly and thoroughly you can easily see the entire thing in one hour, so don't worry about having enough time. If you plan to visit Knossos (and you definitely should), it's best to see the museum first to help put things in context.
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